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chiefjim
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Combo modem/router

Post by chiefjim » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:09 am

My system consists of a Motorola/Arris SB6141 modem with a Trendnet TEW-692GR router.

Several times over the past few months I'll lose Internet on this desktop (LAN connected). My VOIP device (Ooma) has remained connected. It is connected to a different LAN port. Currently connecting directly with the modem only.

To be fair I'm just now really getting started researching probable causes and potential solutions. Such as should I flash the router with WRT? Both the modem and router have been in service about 5 years. I have a 100/10 plan from Spectrum which works fine for me but I note they are now offering speeds greated than what the SB6141 handles. Might it be time to also consider an upgrade?

Looking with interest at the combination modem/routers currently available. A feature required is true MAC filtering. I want to block any device that is not listed on my whitelist. So far I've found only the TP-Link AC1750 with this feature. Any comments?

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Re: Combo modem/router

Post by chiefjim » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:32 pm

Consider my OP being placed on hold. Installed openwrt-18.06.1-ramips-rt3883-tew-692gr-squashfs-factory.bin

What a difference! Time to give this a chance to settle in before declaring a fix has been found.

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Re: Combo modem/router

Post by richyrich » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:39 pm

Yes, please let us know how it turns out. :)

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